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Old 08-30-2013, 03:15 PM   #1
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Sharing a remodel

Thought I would share a remodel I recently did for those who might benefit from my idea.

Our 2001 NRV Marlin is 39' with 2 slides and needed a little upgrading which I have done and flooring and valances, shades still to go. However, we did not like the small bathroom, especially the sink area. It is very small and with a door on the toilet room, it seemed confined and was very tight even for one person let alone two.

The bath consisted of a tub/shower, a sink and a toilet with a door. Across the hall was a large closet that had 4 drawers below it. It had 2 mirrored doors on gliders. The mirrors helped with the feeling of "bigger" but really wasn't. So I decided to turn the closet into a bigger bathroom with a second counter and sink, etc. The closet had hot and cold water stubbed off for a washer/dryer setup that we feel we really don't need with shorter trips that we usually take (3-4 days and sometimes 2 weeks). The drain standpipe was in the side wall so I tapped into it. I reused the 2 mirrored doors by putting one on the wall in the toilet room and the other on the sliding door between the back BR and the bath area. I removed the actual door to the toilet room as it served no useful purpose for us. Still have it in storage however. Most supplies came from Home Depot and the mirror from Lowes and it is hung and screwed on the bottom.

The counter is actually a kitchen size as the bath size did not come in preformed back splash which I preferred. So it is ~25" instead of the normal ~22". The extra 3 inches gives us even more space to keep 'stuff' out when camping which the ladies seem to like to do. I dropped the ceiling about 2" to cover the ceiling where the old clothes rack was screwed in and made a small soffit on the back wall for the lights wiring to go from the 12v I tied into in the right side wall. Lucky to find a pair I could use. I covered the area under the sink with a pair of doors that I had from a previous MH and built it up to mount the doors on. There is space under the sink for hair dryer, etc.

We have a full closet across the back of the MH in the BR, so I could give up this convenience closet with no regrets. We were out this week for 4 days and loved the new look and functionality of the bath area now. We hated to go in there before since it was so cramped and now kinda enjoy it. Now we have a bath and a half.

Will keep the old sink area since it's too awkward to do anything with it and it is a little easier to shave in as it is closer to the mirror. Also the second furnace is located below the old sink area on the floor. We can both be in there at the same time and have found that it works really well for us.

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Old 08-30-2013, 03:41 PM   #2
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Looks great! Thanks for sharing.

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Old 08-30-2013, 06:49 PM   #3
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Old 08-31-2013, 06:24 AM   #5
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Very nice! The ONE complaint the DW has about our coach is the tiny, tiny throne room. It is ridiculously tiny. Stupidly tiny. We have the closet and drawers that is plumbed for a washer just like you described, and I have often toyed with the idea of removing it and expanding the throne room into it, adding a little hand sink. Maybe that'll be my winter project. Thanks for the inspiration!
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Fantastic job!
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